After the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest, TV producer, host of Eurovision 2011 and German entrant at Eurovision 2000, Stefan Raab and ProSieben plan to air the “Free European Song Contest” on 16th of May 2020. They haven’t released much information about the concept of it but there is great enthusiasm among all of those involved in its realization.
“Music connects many people, especially in difficult times. This is the birth of a new, free European song competition. This is the birth of the ‘Free European Song Contest'”, explains Stefan Raab about the idea, whilst the Director of ProSieben, Daniel Rosemann adds: “Stefan Raab loves music and he loves the European idea. We are happy about the great opportunity to live and celebrate Europe in these times with a new music competition. We are looking forward to the ‘Free European Song Contest’. “
So far it seems clear that this show won’t be about the candidates for the cancelled Eurovision 2020. Stefan Raab had the idea of preparing a special edition of a singing competition. Seeing the disappointment among the fans of the contest with the news of Eurovision 2020 being cancelled Raab said: “Special challenges need special solutions. This evening Europe will come together in a special and unique way.”
ProSieben will broadcast the “Free European Song Contest” live from Cologne on Saturday, 16th of May with the start at 20:15 CET. They say that all the legal requirements, as well as the requirements of the ministry of health, will be met. Even though Stefan Raab is the producer of the show, it is still unclear whether he will also appear in front of the camera. ProSieben and Stefan Raab will announce further information later on.
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